Last time Labour was in power the party launched the "prawn cocktail offensive", when it wined and dined business leaders in an attempt to convince them that Labour was on their side.
In the week the Birmingham Post unveils its Rich List, Jonathan Walker looks at the other side of the coin and examines how one in four homes in the region have been plunged into poverty
Liam Byrne's seat appears to be one of the safest in Birmingham, according to bookmakers ahead of the 2015 General Election
The House of Commons will debate and vote on the proposal, which is backed by Staffordshire MP Michael Fabricant (Con, Lichfield)
News about Birmingham is, for better and worse, never far from the political pages and 2015 will no doubt continue that trend with this sextet leading the way
The massive former Alstom and LDV sites in Washwood Heath are currently being held for a HS2 Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot
There are 267,151 "knowledge economy" jobs in the West Midlands. The figure in the North West is 421,467 and in London the figure is 1.3 million.
Birmingham MP Steve McCabe (Lab Selly Oak) is the latest to highlight the issue of the public's concerns about immigration
With talk mayor for the West Midlands back on the agenda, political editor Jonathan Walker assesses the potential candidates
MP Liam Byrne, a potential candidate for the job, has set out detailed proposals for the powers a Birmingham or West Midland mayor should have.
Both in the Midlands and across the UK we need to find some means of bulking up materially for the economic relations with Chinese city regions Liam Byrne aspires to be delivered.
Dozens of financiers head to Parliament to learn about opportunities in the city
Liam Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill) has urged Labour to back stricter controls on immigration - and insisted a tough approach would have the backing of ethnic minority voters.
Reverend David Urquhart backed calls to give children from Birmingham a chance of free entry to the sporting and cultural facilities the city has to offer as well as open up new opportunities.
Birmingham MP Liam Byrne, Labours higher education spokesman, says he backs a graduate tax to replace student fees but party is still deciding policy
Hodge Hill MP and former Cabinet Minister among a number of Labour MPs demanding action to move power from Westminster to English regions
Liam Byrne, Labour's MP for Hodge Hill, said the Government was not giving Birmingham a fair deal.
The MPs, eight Labour, one Conservative and one Lib Dem have all signed the letter in which they argue Birmingham is the only logical place for the college
Loss of Washwood Heath jobs is threat to green belt, warns city MP Liam Byrne
Rotting green waste is still being dumped across the city after the council imposed its 'garden tax' charge